Thank you all so much for helping me narrow down my lace shawl choice. It was a win/win situation for me since I want to knit all three. Now, rather than being bogged down by indecision, I will be able to immediately get started on the Balmoral Thistle Shawl from the Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting by Marianne Kinzel.
Even better, I had already ordered enough yarn for three shawls. I have several lace projects on my To Do list and it felt good to have some of my favorite colors ready to go. I’ve decided to use Gloss – Celery for the Thistle shawl. I’ve learned that greens go well with nearly everything. Celery is just a whisper of green so I think it will be absolutely stunning.
This weekend we are heading to Eugene to watch the University of Oregon vs. UCLA with friends. I’m going to take along a baby blanket that I can knit while I watch the game. Next weekend I will be able to settle down and get the shawl started. I know that the center is the most challenging part of circular, or pi, shawls. Once I get up to a decent number of stitches, divided with lots of split ring markers, I can move along confidently. <